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Business Banking Team

To grow your company, you need access to the right capital and the right advice. Our team of experienced Business Bankers works closely with business owners on everything from getting a loan to purchase real estate or equipment, to optimizing cash flow, to evaluating the potential of new opportunities. We're local experts who base our success solely on yours.

 
 

Champions of Local Businesses

Jeff Standafer - Business Banker
Mukwonago
262-363-6541
Gail Sawicki - Business Banking Specialist
Genesee
262-968-6504
Jim Bodendorfer - Business Banker
Big Bend
262-309-6408
Brett Engelking - Business Banker
Waukesha
262-446-8104
Ryan Lilly - Business Banker
Mukwonago
262-378-4919
Pat Martin - Business Banker
Waukesha
262-446-8112
Steve Radulovich - Business Banker
New Berlin
262-309-6403
John Rinderle - Business Banker
Mukwonago
262-378-4942
John Schmitz - Business Banker
Waukesha
262-446-8103
Lea Sperle - Business Banker
East Troy
262-309-6407

Meet Our Business Bankers


Jeff Standafer

Vice President – Business Banking Manager
262-363-6541
301 N. Rochester St., Mukwonago
 
The leader of our Business Banking Team, Jeff joined Citizens Bank in 2001. He enjoys helping companies of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to larger corporations, and really values the level of trust that local entrepreneurs have put in him and his team. Originally from Minnesota, Jeff is a graduate of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Gail Sawicki

Vice President – Business Banking Specialist
262-968-6504
W307S4821 Hwy 83, Genesee
 
Gail joined Citizens Bank in 2002 and has over 40 years of banking experience. Now the expert on banking services that boost efficiency, she enjoys getting to know how a business operates – as well the people who are operating the business. Gail works in tandem with the Business Bankers to give company owners and managers a complete banking relationship.

Jim Bodendorfer

Vice President – Business Banker
262-309-6408
W230S9125 Clark St., Big Bend
 
Jim joined Citizens Bank in 1999. He has spent the last number of years acting as a Business Development Specialist, assisting companies of all sizes with plans and strategies to support growth initiatives. Jim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a long-standing member of the Big Bend Vernon Lions Club.

Brett Engelking

Vice President – Business Banker
262-446-8104
2109 Corporate Dr., Waukesha
 
Brett came to Citizens Bank in 2011. Prior to his career in banking, Brett worked for 20 years in land use, development, public planning, and zoning. His understanding of the many aspects of real estate gives his clients a unique edge when completing real estate transactions. Brett is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and currently serves on the Board of Directors for EasterSeals Southeast Wisconsin.

Ryan Lilly

Vice President – Business Banker
262-378-4919
301 N. Rochester St., Mukwonago
 
Ryan joined Citizens Bank in 2015 with nearly 10 years of banking experience. He has developed a customer-first philosophy that guides him to provide the best experience possible for each of his clients, while helping them find and unlock the keys to their growth. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Mukwonago and a co-chair of the Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Committee.

Pat Martin

Vice President – Business Banker
262-446-8112
2109 Corporate Dr., Waukesha
 
In 2017, the Citizens Bank Business Banking team expanded with the addition of Pat, who brings 16 years of banking experience to his role. Pat feels his greatest strengths lie in helping small to mid-size companies further develop their businesses. Originally from Pennsylvania, Pat is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He has been active with several local chambers of commerce, currently serving as Treasurer for the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce.

Steve Radulovich

Vice President – Business Banker
262-309-6403
5450 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin
 
In 2017, the team grew again when Steve joined Citizens Bank with 14 years of banking experience. Steve likes to connect with his clients on a level that allows him to really understand what their businesses need. While he enjoys helping all kinds of companies, he has recently been focused on those in the commercial and industrial sectors. Steve is a graduate of Ripon College and has been active with Junior Achievement and United Way.

John Rinderle

Vice President – Business Banker
262-378-4942
301 N. Rochester St., Mukwonago
 
John came to Citizens Bank in 2006 and has over 30 years of banking experience. Over the years, he has been told repeatedly by his clients that he utilizes both a "Think Outside The Box" and "How Can We Say Yes" approach to business lending. This approach has led to success for many of John’s clients, both large and small. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and a member of CARW (Commercial Association of REALTORS®).

John Schmitz

Vice President – Business Banker
262-446-8103
2109 Corporate Dr., Waukesha
 
John joined Citizens Bank in 1990 and has spent his entire banking career with Citizens Bank. Over the years, he has developed deep, long-lasting connections with several clients and the community, and has a track record of proven success in helping businesses achieve their goals. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is active with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Kiwanis Early Risers of Waukesha, and the Waukesha County Fair.

Lea Sperle

Vice President – Business Banker
262-309-6407
2541A E. Main St., East Troy
 
Lea has been with Citizens Bank since 1999. During her career, Lea has helped individuals and businesses with all aspects of their finances – giving her knowledge that is an invaluable asset to the clients she serves today. She excels at risk management and business development strategies, which she delivers with top-notch customer service. Lea, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, is active in many community events.